President's Message


"The future is bright as the promises of God." --Adoniram Judson

This quote by the namesake of Judson University is an encouragement to everyone in the Judson community. As an evangelical Christian university with a Baptist foundation, God is at the center of everything we do at Judson. This provides as bright a future as anyone could imagine! The purpose of this document is shining a light into the future as you prepare for a university degree, review content of courses, or just explore Judson and how we “shape lives that shape the world.”

The pages of this catalog will provide the necessary guidelines to help you thrive at the university. The people, programs and policies that are recognized as exceptional by organizations such as the US News and World Report, Christian Colleges of Distinction, and The Best Colleges are at your disposal to help you succeed personally, professionally and spiritually.

You will discover over 60 different undergraduate programs at Judson which are created to help you make a living and make a life. These academic programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and many of the specialty programs have their own unique accreditations. Many of our programs provide internship, fellowship or study programs for you to explore how your academic choices today will result in career opportunities in the future.

The policies at Judson will help you understand the timelines and community expectations for successful academic work. The entire Judson community is at your disposal to help you find the relationships and knowledge base to make an impact on our society. And the people at Judson remain our greatest resource for successful study. Each professor on our staff is a dedicated Christian who has your welfare at heart and who is an outstanding scholar in their own right. The staff who support the academic mission of Judson are ready to assist outside the classroom with knowledge and skills to advance your personal and professional goals.

These programs, policies and people are gathered as a team to launch you into the future. Together we will seek the mind of Christ, constantly praying to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We are glad you have chosen to be a part of the Judson University academic community, and to learn more about why we believe that

“Today is great day to be a Judson Eagle!”


Gene C. Crume